Cumberland Island National Seashore –
Wild Horses and Beautiful Beaches
Visiting Cumberland Island National Seashore is a truly unique and amazing experience. Most people haven’t even heard of it, and those that have likely haven’t gotten to explore it yet. Cumberland Island is really special and also rather complicated to visit, so this guide answers all your questions about what to expect and how to visit this beautiful Southern Georgia park.
When you’re planning a Georgia Coast road trip or visiting to North Florida, it’s easy to include Cumberland to your itinerary. You just need to plan it appropriately. And that’s what we’re here for!
This lovely place was first settled by the British in the 1700s with the constructions of military fortifications, but then farmers/plantation life came here in the 1750s. Previously, indigenous peoples had occupied the island (I couldn’t find info on whom). Over time, more settlers, including the Carnegies came here, forming a community, including the first African Baptist Church. Horses were brought onto this land as a part of the working farm system in the 1740s and then they became feral over time, including more horses being brought to the island in the 1800s.